Several information meetings will be scheduled during the spring and fall. Attendance is not mandatory for participation in the program. Additional information meetings will be scheduled in the fall. Parents are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, January 30, at 3 p.m. at Communication Lab Room 1
Wednesday, February 21, at 3 p.m. at Communication Lab Room 1
Thursday, March 15,at 3 p.m. at Communication Lab Room 1
Deadline for application: April 16, 2018
Deadline for Group Flight with AIFS: April 6, 2018
**Please apply for the program no later than April 1, 2018 if you plan on participating in the Group Flight
Apply early as the number of places is limited and as the program is likely to fill before the deadline. Application forms are available at the SBCC Study Abroad Office and online at You are required to submit a first payment of $450 with your application. An interview with a Study Abroad representative will be scheduled upon receipt of your application. If you live outside the Santa Barbara area, you may be interviewed by telephone
Program Orientation. A mandatory pre-departure orientation program will be conducted at SBCC in May 2018, introducing the academic course work, addressing general aspects of study abroad and cross-cultural learning and providing practical information regarding preparation and travel. Please check with the Study Abroad Office for the exact date before you make your travel arrangements.
An on-site orientation in Tokyo held by AIFS staff on the day after arrival covers practical matters as well as aspects of cross-cultural living and learning, giving program participants the tools they need to make the most of their time in Japan.
The general orientation meeting with experienced AIFS staff includes a student information packet including comprehensive student handbook, essential local area information, cultural etiquette and safety and security abroad.
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High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
Program Director Mika Garard
Office Location at SBCC: BC-102E
Program Director Michael Stinson
Office Location at SBCC: ECOC1-17
Phone: 805-965-0581 x 3022
Santa Barbara City College
Study Abroad Office
International Education Center, Room 1
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone: (805) 730-4294